Do You Have That Next Big Idea?
Josh Shelton, Carmel High School, Andee Marlee, Loren's AF Beverages, Andy Pinegar, State Bank, Chris Prader, RPM Technologies, Jennifer Penix, Carmel Education Foundation, Jim Badger, State Bank, and David Glynn, CoasterStone awarded State Bank Start Me Up Cup winner Joshua Goodspeed with $2,000 to further his lawn business.
Wyatt Gasche presenting his "Why We Left" project to the Sharks
Lilliana Cate pitching "Pink Lemon" to Start Me Up Cup Panelists
“The State Bank Start Me Up Cup afforded our students the opportunity to participate in a semester long project culminating in an authentic learning experience that incorporated all facets of the Principles of Business Management class curriculum,” said Joshua Shelton.
Jennifer Penix, Executive Director of CEF, is excited about the potential growth of the Start Me Up Cup program and hopes that more Carmel students interested in building out their own business concept will enter the competition next year. As a parent of young entrepreneurs, she has seen firsthand the positive impact that comes with success, as well the learning that comes in facing challenges any business will inevitably face.
“I am grateful to work with engaged community members who believe in providing opportunities for students to learn and become successful in whatever path they choose upon graduation,” said Penix. “The Foundation’s mission is to support Carmel students in achievement and lifelong learning, and the Start Me Up Cup is a perfect example of putting our mission to work.”